Im a Celebrity 2021 line-up rumours as last-minute Wales return confirmed

The first few names taking part in Strictly Come Dancing 2021 have started to be confirmed. Now the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! rumour mill has also cranked up a notch.

We’ve already had the news that, due to Australia’s ongoing coronavirus travel restrictions, the show will return to North Wales for the second year running as bosses were forced to make a sudden U-turn.

Reports have also claimed that a huge name decided to drop out after the news that the show wouldn't be going back Down Under.

So which stars are rumoured to be joining hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly as the much-loved show returns to Gwrych Castle?

Here are the names in the frame…

Tom Daley

Olympic diving champion Tom, 27, is basking in the glow of his stunning Gold medal win in Tokyo last week, and signing him would be a real coup for ITV.

Bookies have offered strong odds of 6/1 for him to appear in the castle

Spokesperson for Ladbrokes, Alex Apati said: “Tom Daley is finally an Olympic champion, and there’s all the chance ITV chiefs snap him up for the next series of I’m A Celeb, as they look to assemble their strongest line-up yet."

Tom’s previous reality TV experience was on his own show Splash! which he created in 2013. The programme featured celebrities trying to master the art of diving.

Jade Thirlwall

Little Mix are on hiatus due to both her bandmates being pregnant, so this could be the perfect solo project for singer Jade, 28.

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Asked during an appearance on Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakston’s Heart FM show if she’d be up for it, Jade replied:

"I’ll try anything once me, do you know what I mean? I’ll give it a crack."

On how she would handle the Bushtucker trials, Jade continued: "If something smells bad I won’t put it in my mouth, but I am good at creepy crawlies."

Eric Cantona

I'm A Celebrity producer Richard Cowles has already said that he wants to sign French football legend Eric, 55.

Speaking at a Q&A last year, Richard enthused: "I just like the idea of Eric Cantona talking in French and coming up with really profound things."

Manchester United star Eric would be a dream campmate he's known for his quirky persona.

Jack Whitehall

Bizarrely, a fan has previously launched a petition to get comedian Jack, 33, on the show, writing to ITV to say:

"I would like to get the well-known comedian Jack Whitehall onto the next series of ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!’ on ITV.

"He is absolutely hilarious and would cause so many laughs in the jungle. Also, he would get the show profits through the roof, as so many people love him and would enjoy watching him. Please help me to make this happen.”

Jack is currently appearing on cinema screens across the country in Disney’s family film Jungle Cruise, but he’d definitely make for great viewing. His betting odds are currently 7/2 to appear on the show.

Paul Gascoigne

Football legend Paul, 54, appeared on the Italian version of I'm A Celeb this year, so there’s a strong possibility that this could happen.

An insider recently revealed that troubled Gazza almost appeared on the show twice before.

A source told The Sun: "Gazza has come close, twice, to signing up for I’m A Celeb. But on each occasion, there were concerns he wasn’t in the best shape to go on.

“Producers have very strict tests and Paul just came up short.

“But Paul hopes he has proved a few people wrong and shown them he has put now some of his troubles behind him.”

Tommy Fury

Professional boxer Tommy, 22, has 3.5 million followers on Instagram, so would be a guaranteed ratings draw for ITV.

The former Love Island star also knows the reality TV game inside out, becoming hugely popular after his time in the villa with girlfriend Molly-Mae Hague.

Last year, Tommy revealed that he had previously been contacted by I’m A Celeb bosses to join to the show, but had to turn them down due to work commitments.

His work schedule appears to be busier than ever with several upcoming fights ahead, but he'd be a popular addition to the castle’s antics.

Vicky McClure and Martin Compston

This may seem like a long shot, but bookies are convinced that a Line of Duty cast member will head into camp.

Vicky, 38, who played DI Kate Fleming, is currently on odds of 8/1 for the Welsh castle. Her former co-star Martin, 37, who played DI Steve Arnott, is the favourite at 6/4.

Betfair spokesman Sam Rosbottom said: "There are no other actors in the UK at present as in demand as the cast of Line of Duty.”

A whopping 12.8 million viewers tuned in to the shocking finale of the hit BBC police drama. While Vicky, Martin and Adrian Dunbar, 63, all have new TV dramas in the pipeline, maybe one of them fancies a new challenge?

John Barnes

Sporting legend John, 57, has made it pretty clear that he’s up for the challenge.

Speaking to Bonus Code Bets last year, he said: "I’ve done a number of shows in my days, but nothing as adventurous as I’m a Celeb. And to be honest, there’s nothing that I wouldn’t eat or anything I wouldn’t do…I’m fairly easy-going, if they asked me to do something, I'd do it.

He added: “Similar to why I went on to do Strictly Come Dancing all those years ago, it’d be good to lose some weight, perhaps try to beat Nick Knowles’ two-stone weight loss.”

Could this be John’s year?

Piers Morgan

Ant and co-star Dec, both 45, have previously said that they would be keen to get the former newspaper editor on the show. Ant says now would be the perfect time for outspoken Piers to sign up following his GMB departure.

Speaking to Lorraine Kelly on her chat show in May, Ant teased: "He's not working at the moment, so you know, he'll be looking for a job."

Lorraine replied: "He's got a bit of time on his hands, who knows."

Piers, 56, has previously boasted that he would take part for “£10million.” Let’s see.

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